With the pandemic continuing to wreak havoc on the United States, many Americans fear that President Donald Trump could use it as cover to postpone the 2020 Presidential election in November in an attempt to stay in power. Well, Jared Kushner did not do anything to assuage those fears.

The Constitution makes it clear that an election is supposed to occur every four years. But because Trump fears that he will lose to former Vice President Joe Biden, many Americans have expressed concern that Trump could try to stay in power by canceling democracy.

During an interview this week, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was asked whether the election would be postponed, only to give a very disturbing answer.

According to TIME:

When asked if there was a chance the presidential election could be postponed past November 3 due to the pandemic, Kushner said that isn’t his decision. “I’m not sure I can commit one way or the other, but right now that’s the plan,” he said.

Wait, did he just say “that’s the plan”?


Postponing the election is an aggressive move that smacks of authoritarianism and who knows how long Trump would try to postpone it. A month? Three months? A whole year? Technically, Trump’s term would expire in January regardless of whether an election takes place, but when hasn’t Trump ignored the Constitution?

Twitter users were not amused by Kushner’s response.

This election needs to proceed as scheduled. Trump doesn’t just get to decide when he gets thrown out of office or not. The American people get to make that decision. And if people have to go back to work, then they can certainly vote. Of course, voting wouldn’t be so risky if Trump and the GOP would back national vote-by-mail legislation. But either way, Americans are willing to risk death if it means ousting this blowhard narcissist from office and his little Republican lapdogs, too.

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